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DSI holds Cyber Crime Seminar, proposes Cyber Security Bill

BANGKOK, Dec 18 (NNT) - Thailand's Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has organized a seminar on cyber security, while proposing a national cyber security bill.
Date: 18 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Former DSI Chief jailed for defaming Former Deputy Premier

BANGKOK, Dec 15 (NNT) - A former director general of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) was found guilty of libeling former deputy prime minister Suthep Thaugsuban and sent to jail.
Date: 15 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA OKs revised Criminal Procedure Code

BANGKOK, Dec 4 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has unanimously agreed to amend the law to remove a fugitive’s right to make legal complaints against other people to ensure justice for all sides.
Date: 04 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA accepts Narcotics Act in first reading

BANGKOK, Nov 24, (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly of Thailand (NLA) has accepted in principle the amendment of the Narcotics Act, B.E. 2522, which would allow cannabis to be used for medical purposes in Thailand.
Date: 24 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA to table amended Narcotics Act Next Week

BANGKOK, Nov 17, (NNT) - The Ministry of Commerce is looking into an application to obtain a patent for cannabis extract while the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand (NLA) is slated to review the amended Narcotics Act next week.
Date: 17 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA approves Amendment of Narcotics Act

BANGKOK, Nov 10 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has endorsed the amendment of the Narcotics Act, B.E. 2552, and handed it over to the administration for consideration.
Date: 10 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA leads Seminar on Prevention of Digital Child Abuse

BANGKOK, Oct 21 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has led a seminar on the prevention of digital child abuse.
Date: 21 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA passes Corruption Prevention Bills in First Reading

BANGKOK, Oct 6 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly of Thailand (NLA) took another step on Friday to combat graft after passing five anti-corruption bills in their first readings.
Date: 06 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA to amend Penal Code’s juvenile Crime Law

BANGKOK, Oct 7 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly is planning to amend the country’s juvenile crime law under the Penal Code.
Date: 07 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Sibutramine Users to face Jail Terms under Amended Rules

BANGKOK, Sept 23 (NNT) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Sibutramine, a substance found in some weight-loss products and food supplements, has been reclassified as a Schedule 1 psychotropic substance, with the heaviest penalties for not only producers and sellers but also users.
Date: 23 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Legalized Medicinal Cannabis Proposals

BANGKOK, Sept 22 (NNT) - Invoking Article 44 of the interim constitution to legalize medical marijuana is merely an idea raised by the academic sector, says Deputy Prime Minister ACM Prajin Juntong.
Date: 22 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government listens to public opinion on Draft Drug Act

BANGKOK, Sept 5, (NNT) - The Minister of Public Health has underlined that the ministry is willing to listen to feedback from all sides on the draft drug act, in order to make adjustments crucial to the development of the nation’s drug management system.
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Army disciplined Child Molester, File for Criminal Charges

BANGKOK, Aug 23 (NNT) - The Royal Thai Army has disciplined its personnel involved in a sexual harassment case. The personnel will also face criminal prosecution.
Date: 23 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Chiangmai Court hands Suspended Sentence to Malaysian for filing False Police Report

BANGKOK, Aug 20 (Bernama) - A 20 year-old Malaysian was given a four-month suspended sentence by a court in Chiangmai in northern Thailand after pleading guilty to filing a false police report about being robbed by a "westerner."
Date: 20 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

New Anti-Corruption Law Now in effect

BANGKOK, 22 July (NNT) - Thailand’s new anti-corruption law has officially been brought into force.
Date: 22 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Appeals Court upholds Death Sentence in Spaniard's Murder Case

BAGNKOK, July 13 (NNT) - The Appeals Court upheld the death sentence handed down on a Spaniard male for murdering a fellow countryman and dumping the dismembered body in Chao Phraya River two years ago.
Date: 13 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PM Prayut: Death Penalty is Legitimate and most People agree

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has voiced support for the execution of convicted murderers.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Former Foreign Minister sentenced to Two Years behind Bars

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - A former foreign minister has been sentenced to serve two years in prison for aiding a fugitive to legally stay abroad.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Thai Lawmakers pass Drug Related Bills in First Readings

BANGKOK, June 16 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has accepted in principle three drug related bills and proposed the invocation of Article 44 of the interim charter to legalize the use of marijuana in healthcare.
Date: 16 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Thailand's Crime Prevention Role read out at CCPCJ

VIENNA, May 15 (NNT) - Thailand's justice minister delivered a speech at the 27th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) where he stressed on the country's commitment and accomplishments in crime prevention.
Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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Palace suspends Government Work for Holy Week Exodus

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Malacañang suspended work on Wednesday (April 17), 12 noon onwards, to allow government employees to travel to their respective regions in time for the observance of Maundy Thursday (April 18) and Good Friday (April 19).

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JBC asks Applicant to comment on Gadon Opposition

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has asked an applicant for a vacancy in the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) to comment on an opposition to her appointment filed last month by senatorial candidate and lawyer, Lorenzo "Larry" Gadon.

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PCC approves Ayala-PHINMA Energy Deal

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the acquisition of the majority stake in PHINMA Energy by Ayala Corporation’s power branch, AC Energy.

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8,254 Workers Re-employed after getting Assistance from ESO

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - A total of 8,254 unemployed workers have been re-employed after receiving assistance from the employment service officers (ESOs) since the Re-Employment Placement Programme for Employment Insurance System (EIS) commenced in August 2018.

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Two Indonesians fined RM100,000 for Possessing Illicit Cigarettes

KLANG, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian retail shop workers were fined RM100,000 by the Magistrate Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing 854 packs of illegal cigarettes of various brands valued at RM1,668.56.

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"Go to the Mosque, get Closer to God," Judge advises Robber

IPOH, Apr 16 (Bernama) - "Go to the mosque, get closer to God, be a good person and stop taking drugs," Sessions Court judge Azman Abu Hassan told a palm oil fruit collector.

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Fake News Bill: Law Society refutes Online Flak over Alleged Silence

Law Society president Gregory Vijayendran said that the organization will share their views over the draft Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act privately with policymakers, and has refuted online flak about its so-called "deafening silence".

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SC suspends Work in Courts for Holy Week

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday announced its modified work schedule for the Holy Week, starting with a half-day work on Wednesday.

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Fourth 'Justice Zone' opens in Pampanga

MANILA, Apr 13 (PNA) - The fourth Justice Zone in the country has been formally opened in Angeles, Pampanga by the Justice Sector Coordinating Council (JSCC).

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Indonesia Industrial Summit to be held on April 15-16

Jakarta, April 13 (ANTARA) - The Industry Ministry will organize the 2019 Indonesia Industrial Summit (IIS) themed "Implementation of Making Indonesia 4.0 Toward Top Ten Global Economies", in ICE BSD, Tangerang, Banten Province, on April 15 and 16.

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200 Lawyers gather in Kuala Lumpur for TerraLex

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13 (Bernama) - A total of 200 lawyers from 50 countries have gathered here for the TerraLex Global Meeting to discuss a wide variety of legal and economic issues impacting Malaysia.

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Chief Justice pens Touching Farewell to Colleagues

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 13 (Bernama) - "All I ask from you is to protect the judiciary no matter what others may say," said Tan Sri Richard Malanjum in his farewell message to the judges, officers and employees of the judiciary upon his retirement yesterday.

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Chief Justice Richard Malanjum retires

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retires today after serving 27 years in the judiciary.

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SC launches New Public-Friendly Website

BAGUIO CITY, Apr 11 (PNA) - Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday launched the High Court's new and improved website, which includes a court locator directory for lower courts and an e-library of the tribunal's decisions and resolutions.

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Appointment of Suhakam Commissioner for Children to be announced this Month

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The Legal Affairs Division in the Prime Minister's Department is expected to announce the appointment of a Suhakam (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) commissioner for the portfolio of children this month.

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Proposed Amendment to Constitution not done in haste - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today brushed off claims that the proposed amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution was done in haste, saying the MPs from Sabah and Sarawak were given ample time to deliberate the matter.

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Re-tabling of Amendment Bill depends on Needs - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said re-tabling of the bill to amend the Federal Constitution to give Sabah and Sarawak equal status with Peninsular Malaysia, which failed to get two-thirds majority support in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, would depend on needs.

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Hearing of Najib's Appeal to disqualify Gopal Sri Ram as Prosecutor Rescheduled to April 23

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 10 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal has rescheduled to April 23 to hear Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's appeal against a High Court's dismissal of his application to disqualify former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from leading the prosecution team in his 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) cases.

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